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SANT (James, 1820-1916, Portrait & Landscape Painter, R.A.)

Final two pages of a long Autograph Letter Signed to Colonel Lees saying he "will engage to paint the Portraits you specify. I will execute the two for £1000, the subjects will, as you may imagine make the work very interesting to me, more so perhaps as you are aware also that I have lately painted the Prince of Wales' Children grouped with the Queen, life size, and commissioned by Her Majesty. When I am favoured with your reply to this I will at once learn whether I can be honoured by sittings of Her Royal Highness and when, or if you would not object to state the case in that quarter it might facilitate matters, you could better explain the circumstances than I, yet I will see to it and not lose a moment of your life, with thanks for yr obliging visit of yesterday ...", 2 sides 8vo., no place, no date

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Stock No:  41584      £50

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SANTLEY (Evangeline Estelle Gazine, c. 1837-1923, best known by her Stage Name of Kate Santley, Actress and Singer, Manager of the Royalty Theatre)

Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, in purple ink, sending "a thousand thanks for your charming presents ... really beautiful and you are very good. Pray excuse my not writing yesterday. I have been suffering dreadfully with neuralgia. I am quiet ill with the pain now. I will think about the new verse. It is a happy suggestion ...", 2 sides 8vo., on her embossed monogrammed Stationery in red and gold, no place, no date slight damage from former mounting professionally repaired

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Stock No:  41586      £65

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SMILES (Samuel, 1812-1904, social reformer, author of 'Self-Help' and 'Lives of the Engineers')

Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Theodore MARTIN (1816-1909, Scottish Poet, Biographer and Translator) saying that he is "now writing out the life of James Nasmyth, Inventor of the Steam Hammer, as a sort of conclusion to my Lives of the Engineers. I am going to efface myself and write it out, from beginning to end, as an Autobiography. He has furnished me with all his notes which require a great deal of re-writing. I found in your admirable Life of the Prince Consort, a description of Nasmyths appearance at Worsley Hall ... He showed to Her Majesty and Prince Albert his Map and Drawings of the moon. I intend to quote this. But is there anything else in Her Majesty's Diary that might be given? I suspect not, as the Diary may still be private . But I thought I might mention the matter to you. I know you are in Italy at present, but I shall be glad to hear from you on your return ...", 2 sides 8vo., 8 Pembroke Gardens, Kensington, 27th February

Item Date:  1882
Stock No:  41579      £150

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STONE (Marcus, 1840-1921, Artist, R.A.)

Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Spalding' saying that he has "been on the sick list for the last few days so that, with my usual bad luck, I was not able to make use of the invitation which you were good enough to procure for me. I suppose all went well? ...", 1 side 8vo., Russell House, Tavistock Square, 29th April

Item Date:  1865
Stock No:  41585      £65

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